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Livestock => Poultry & Waterfowl => Topic started by: harry on February 22, 2010, 05:01:57 pm

Title: cheap coops
Post by: harry on February 22, 2010, 05:01:57 pm
its started to happen as i new it would, a lot of would be good lifers selling there 2-300 coops for a fraction after 1 year, ive got 2 last week one was 22 ebay, cost them 195, one for 25, cost 395, they were moving. one today 100 he paid 265 5 months ago. thats the most ive paid for a coup and ive got 10, but it was a good one.
Title: Re: cheap coops
Post by: shetlandpaul on February 22, 2010, 05:49:16 pm
jammy. a shed up here cost the best part of a grand.
Title: Re: cheap coops
Post by: whitby_sam on February 22, 2010, 06:06:15 pm
The cheapest way is to buy timber and build your own. I recently paid 260 for enough timber to make a 9'X9' shed (enough to house upward of 80 chooks in comfort)

I will no doubt have to invest a day or two in building it but even charging myself 150 a day that's a huge shed for a little over 500
Title: Re: cheap coops
Post by: harry on February 22, 2010, 07:14:19 pm
no time for that.... i will look out for the used bargains, i got 2 wooden wendy houses as well just put wire in the windows and cut a pop hole, search ebay for play houses
Title: Re: cheap coops
Post by: joyofchicks on February 23, 2010, 11:26:42 am
Harry - I'm loving the sound of the wendy houses - can you post a picture for us all to enjoy?

We recently bought a coop from our local animal feedstuffs retailer (built in Ayrshire) after the shed my husband converted 8 years ago, when we first got chooks, became unrepairable.  I still think his design was better!  ;D
Title: Re: cheap coops
Post by: sagehen on February 23, 2010, 12:50:38 pm
Yes, I think there are great bargains to be had after people get realistic about keeping chickens! What I marvel at though, are the pics of chicken houses I see posted by our friends across the pond. Some are two storied lavish affairs with banisters!
Title: Re: cheap coops
Post by: kaz on February 23, 2010, 06:56:55 pm
I have an eight by six shed, and hubby made perches. A lot cheaper than purpose made coops.